Antimicrobial-resistant strains of Clostridium difficile from North America.

  title={Antimicrobial-resistant strains of Clostridium difficile from North America.},
  author={Fred C. Tenover and Isabella A Tickler and David H. Persing},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={56 6},
A total of 316 toxigenic Clostridium difficile clinical isolates of known PCR ribotypes from patients in North America were screened for resistance to clindamycin, metronidazole, moxifloxacin, and rifampin. Clindamycin resistance was observed among 16 different ribotypes, with ribotypes 017, 053, and 078 showing the highest proportions of resistance. All isolates were susceptible to metronidazole. Moxifloxacin resistance was present in >90% of PCR-ribotype 027 and 053 isolates but was less… CONTINUE READING

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